Videos tagged with "rainfall"
Rushing Rio Tomebamba [00:49]
June 26, 2012 and the Rio Tomebamba is again running high after a few days of inconsistent rain. Yesterday after a particularly intense shower I watched the river rise one whole foot within 41 minutes. This film was taken just south of El Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador.
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Fatal Floods Swamp Ecuador, Colombia [00:50]
Fatal Floods Swamp Ecuador, Colombia This is the Ecuador/Colombia border region, inundated by flood water after torrential rain caused two rivers to burst their banks. The torrents have left three Colombians and one Ecuadorian dead, and damaged over 1000 homes. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) ALCELMO GALINDO, RESIDENT OF THE FLOODED AREA: "What can you do? We cannot do anything. We have lost all that we had." The rain started last week and prompted Ecuador to declare a state of emergency. The South American country is susceptible to flooding and landslides, with 10 fatalities and almost 5000 residents evacuated since January due to heavy rainfall. Simon Hanna, Reuters
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Cable Car Ride in the Jungle Canopy [01:35]
Free video about a cable car ride in the canopy of the cloudy rain forest close to the jungles of Ecuador. This video was created by epSos.de near Mindo of Ecuador. Mindo is a rural parish in Ecuador, located in the Los Bancos canton in the province of Pichincha. The parish is known for its growing eco tourism industry based in the Mindo-Nambillo Protected Forest. The cable car ride was $5. So, a minute in the air was equal to $5. A cable car is any of a variety of transportation systems relying on cables to pull vehicles along or lower them at a steady rate. The world's longest operable cable way is the Forsby-Köping limestone cable way in Sweden. It is 42 km long. Rainforests are forests characterized by high rainfall. Around 40% to 75% of all biotic species are indigenous to the rain forests. Tropical rain forests are rainforests in the tropics in the equatorial zone. A Jungle is an area of land in the tropics overgrown with dense vegetation. In biology, the canopy is the aboveground portion of a plant community or crop, formed by plant crowns. For forests, canopy also refers to the upper layer or habitat zone. The canopy of a rainforest is typically about 10m thick, and intercepts around 95% of sunlight. Shade trees normally have a dense canopy that blocks light from lower growing plants. The tropics is a region of the Earth surrounding the Equator. This jungle is also a cloud forest. A cloud forest is a generally tropical or subtropical evergreen, moist forest ...
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